Traders Are Betting Heavily on More Healthcare Stock Declines

pills healthcareHealthcare stocks have not done well during the month of October, and we have seen some November 67 put buyers placing bearish bets on the Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV).
NYSE:XLV October 27, 2016 1:59pm

Are Health Care ETFs a Buy Heading Into Earnings Season?

PillsZacks analyst Sweta Killa takes a look at some popular health and biotech ETFs, and examines where the risk/reward lies as we progress through earnings season.
NYSE:XLV October 24, 2016 11:31am

Options Activity Shows Traders are Betting on a Recovery for This Health Care ETF

Health Care stocks have gotten beaten up a bit in the latter part of August, with the benchmark Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLV) (Expense Ratio 0.15%) plunging below its 50 day MA five trading sessions ago, and failing to get back above this level.
NYSE:XLV August 31, 2016 12:38pm

These ETFs are On Watch After the Big Pfizer/Medivation Deal

From Zacks: Today's huge M&A deal in the healthcare space has shed the spotlight on a handful of big-time ETFs.
NYSE:XLV August 22, 2016 3:49pm

What ETFs Would Work Best During a Trump Presidency?

donald trumpFrom Zacks Research: As the prime election day is drawing closer, the gap between Republican and Democrat presidential candidates is narrowing, though Clinton is still ahead. As per Real Clear Politics poll average, the lead of Clinton over Trump shrank from 19.6 points (on July 2, 2015) to just 2.8 points on July 20, 2016.
NYSE:XLV July 22, 2016 2:30pm

Election Cloud Could Soon Lift for Healthcare ETFs

pills healthcare 600X300Another quarter and another superb performance from pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). For the most part, healthcare ETFs have been performing in-line with the markets. Investors looking to avoid volatility tend to gravitate toward the big pharma plays.
JNJ July 19, 2016 11:47am

Biotech As The Sector Turns From Lagging To Leading

biotechTaki Tsaklanos:  Just a month ago, we wrote how the health sector is looking very attractive but the chart setup in the biotech sector was even better (read: Health Sector Doing Great, But Biotechnology In A Spectacular Position).
NASDAQ:IBB July 12, 2016 11:35am

Horizon Pharma PLC, Advaxis, Inc., Theratechnologies Inc.: Health Stocks To Watch Now

healthcare1Taki Tsaklanos:  It has been a long time ago, but all our articles this week are centered around breakouts taking place in stock markets and market segments.
NYSE:XLV May 26, 2016 2:44pm

Are The Strongest S&P Sectors Favoring The Bulls?

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: You may have heard the argument that the stock market looks better than many believe, based on the fact that several key sectors have not rolled over yet.
NYSE:XLP September 24, 2015 4:36pm

3 Sectors To Watch In The Second Half Of 2015 [Health Care SPDR (ETF), Select Sector Financial Slct Str SPDR Fd]

market outlookDavid Fabian: The S&P 500 Index was nearly unchanged in the first half of 2015, yet the divergences in underlying sectors told a very different tale. The tepid return in the major averages was generated by weakening in interest rate sensitive areas and continued strength in high
NYSE:DVY July 15, 2015 3:58pm

Direxion Files Two Triple-Leveraged Pharmaceutical ETFs

direxion_logoPharmaceuticals – one of the hottest sectors of 2014 – has continued with its winning momentum this year as well on the back of several mergers and acquisitions. Moreover, impressive earnings in Q1 have helped to keep up the trend.
NYSE:XLV July 1, 2015 4:40pm

Skeptical Sentiment In A Sideways Market: Bullish Or Bearish For Stocks? [Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Skeptical Sentiment – What Could It Mean?
NYSE:XLV June 22, 2015 4:14pm

Is It Time To Buy Actively Managed Funds? [Health Care SPDR (ETF)]

money and investingKent Thune: The active vs. passive debate is getting louder as “stock pickers” are showing their value in this transitional market environment.
NYSE:XLV June 2, 2015 4:03pm

State Street Slashes Fees On 41 ETFs [Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF), Health Care SPDR (ETF)]

state streetThe exchange traded industry is becoming increasingly dynamic, thanks to growing competition within the space. While some issuers are lining up new products to attract investors and increase their asset base, several others are reducing fees
NYSE:IPE February 13, 2015 4:57pm

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